Drake (10507) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grower from the brewery, filled 10/20/10 and opened 10/21/10. Pours a clear orange color with a thin frothy offwhite head. Fair poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. The taste is pumpkin and spices with a toasty finish. Thin bodied. The flavor is good but rather weak.
BeerandBlues2 (10774) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (spicy), and light esters (apple/pear) with notes of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
argo0 (12114) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Minimal off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, allspice, light ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, allspice, light ginger, clove. Light-medium body, low carbonation, quite drinkable.
kassner (1436) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice Pumkin, especially the frech light notes. plenty of nutmeg and cloves, light but fresh ale underneath
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grabbed a growler from the brewpub yesterday afternoon.
Pours a solid, hazy orange with a thin whisp of off-white head. Laces pretty well as it goes down. Nose is very nice, yet quite subtle. Definite notes of caramelized malt, roasted pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a host of other pumpkin-pie spices. I love the balance between the sweet, caramel nature of the malt and the hint of spices. The taste takes this even further in the right direction, as the balance is quite nice and refreshing. This is the rare pumpkin beer that is neither cloying nor suffering from spice overload. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would like, although I’m bumping it back up a bit due to the fact that my tongue is assailed and pierced by excess cinnamon and clove. Drinkability is really great. My wife and I split a growler of this without a problem. I certainly could have gone for more, which is a rare occurrence, as I’m normally quite done with a pumpkin beer after 6-8 ounces.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 10-03-2010
strap (575) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice caramel coloring with little head. Excellent mix of pumpkin spices that doesn’t overpower the beer like a lot of other pumpkin brews seem to do. Well done
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a dark copper color, orange notes, small white head. Spices are noticeable, pumpkin is there - but subtle. Flavor was incredibly spicy, notes of nutmeg, clove, ginger, a lot more "pumpkin pie" then pumpkin. There was a lot going on with this particular pumpkin beer - and that’s a good thing.